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Dynamic Patches for Live Musical Performance

Title Dynamic Patches for Live Musical Performance
Publication Type Conference Paper
Year of Publication 2004
Authors Kaltenbrunner, M. , Geiger G. , & Jordà S.
Abstract This article reflects the current state of the reacTable* project , an electronic music instrument with a tangible table-based interface, which is currently under development at the Audiovisual Institute at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In this paper we are focussing on the issue of Dynamic Patching, which is a particular and unique aspect of the sound synthesis and control paradigms of the reacTable*. Unlike common visual programming languages for sound synthesis, which conceptually separate the patch building process from the actual musical performance, the reacTable* combines the construction and playing of the instrument in a unique way. The tangible interface allows direct manipulation control over any of the used building blocks, which physically represent the whole synthesizer function.
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